What were the amendments?
Senator Duniam explained the amendments:
There has been a lot said about our desire to improve the capacity for pensioners and other recipients of income support to contribute to the economy and receive income without it penalising them. Currently, under subsection 1073AA of the Social Security Act 1991, pensioners are limited to earning income concessions of up to 300 bucks over an instalment period of 14 days. The amendment request we're making here is in relation to doubling that amount to $600 and enabling those recipients of the pension payment to continue to receive that without the penalty that they would otherwise be exposed to.
Date and time: 7:08 PM on 2022-11-22
Senator Pocock's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 29
Total number of "no" votes: 34
Total number of abstentions: 13
Related bill: Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Workforce Incentive) Bill 2022
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